HR: Becoming a Strategic Partner
We often say that people are our most valuable asset! If that is true, then why isn't HR — which is considered the traditional keeper of the people — not considered a strategic partner? We will look at enhancing HR's credibility to earn a seat at the table to become a strategic partner.
- How to increase or enhance HR's credibility and become more strategically focused on our organizations;
- To envision this and put it into practice;
- Realize that people and talent issues are the most important issues in any organization.
Minnie Lenox, a native of Hot Springs, attended the historic Langston High, Hot Springs High Indiana University and University of Oklahoma, February 1, 2004, she became Director of Human Resources for the City of Hot Springs where she is currently employed. She has written and conducted numerous workshops in Professional Development, Customer Service, Teamwork, Leadership in Today’s Workplace, Diversity in the Workplace, Sexual Harassment, Dealing with Negativity in the Workplace, You are Important-You are Needed-and You are Necessary, Drama Queens, Stress Management and Workplace Ethics. She has been very involved in the community, especially working with our youth, through various tutoring programs as the past Community Faith-Based Tutoring Liaison for the Hot Springs School District. Her hobbies include motivational speaking, conducting numerous training seminars, and writing, producing and directing various church plays, bowling, golfing and reading. She and her husband Lonell, a professional trainer/recruiter driver for Elite Transportation of New Jersey, have four children; Lonell (Natasha), Ronald, Eric, and Melody; nine grandchildren and currently attends Union Missionary Baptist Church and is the Youth Education Coordinator.